April 6, 2018

Magically Managed: Data in the Digital Age

Time

1:40pm - 3:00pm

Location

1605 Tilia, Room 1103, West Village

Speaker(s)

Vessela Ensberg, Associate Director, Data Management Program - Data and Digital Scholarship Department - Shields Library

Abstract

Anyone who has tried to restart a research project has also experienced the challenge of reconstructing what work has already been done to determine what work needs to be done next. This seminar will give an overview of principles and practices on data storage, collection and validation, file organization, documentation and sharing. The students will learn techniques and skills to manage their own projects, collaborate on large teams and meet funder and publisher requirements regarding data.

Biographical Sketch

Vessela Ensberg leads the Data Management Program which aims to make research data easily discoverable, accessible and understandable both among immediate collaborators and for long-term re-use. Vessela wants to see data used to their full potential, and the researchers who produced them to be recognized for their valuable work. She has experience with data both as a scientist (Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison) and as a data curator at UCLA. She has worked with data from multiple disciplines from the sciences and social sciences. She strives to provide solutions for data organization and standardization to enable UC Davis researchers to both seamlessly collaborate on an active project and to fulfill federal and publisher requirements for sharing and archiving of data.